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DESIGN 361: Waterfall Design & Construction

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss sizing and placement of the waterfall(s) within the defined space.
  • Describe designing and construction of the actual waterfalls and grottos.
  • List stone selection, organization, and installation techniques.
  • Review detailing the waterfall for acoustics as well as day and nighttime visual effects.


This course will take a student through the entire process of designing and constructing natural stone waterfalls in landscape environments as well as alongside swimming pools. Details regarding interactive opportunities as well as the visual and audible aspects to enhance the client’s environment will be discussed.

Time/ Credits

1:75 hrs


David B. Duensing, SWD Registered

General Manager / David B Duensing Aquatic Construction Services LLC
Atlantic Beach, FL
President / David B. Duensing & Associates, Inc.
Atlantic Beach, FL
(904) 380-6843

SWD Registered Pool Designer
  • First President of The National Association of Pond Professionals
David B. Duensing

Founded in 1989, David B. Duensing & Associates, Inc. has been one of the most active, experienced and respected design and consulting firms in the water garden and waterfeature industry. Duensing’s other company, Aquatic Construction Services, LLC., founded in 2006, focuses on the construction of highly detailed and, at times, extreme waterfeatures. He is past president of the National Association of Pond Professionals (NAPP), and writes and speaks for industry publications and associations. His construction and logistical efforts were featured alongside Anthony Archer-Wills on Animal Planet’s 2014 series The Pool Master.